FSL’s Tatumn Zale Honored as Emerging Fundraiser of the Year
By Lindsay Hansen -
Monday Aug 28, 2023
FSL (Foundation for Senior Living) annual fund manager, Tatumn Zale, has been selected by the Association of Fundraising Professionals – Greater Arizona Chapter (AFP) as the Emerging Fundraiser of the Year for her work in cultivating meaningful relationships with donors and leveraging her consulting start-up to support the growth of small and mid-sized nonprofit organizations.
“We are so proud to have Tatumn as part of the FSL team,” said Tami Bohannon, president and CEO of FSL. “I have had the privilege of witnessing her outstanding contributions and ongoing work to create change, and it is a great honor to see AFP recognize her talents and dedication.”
Zale will be presented with the award at the AFP’s National Philanthropy Day Luncheon in November. The annual event recognizes the recipients of the AFP’s annual Leadership Awards for their exceptional financial support or leadership in advancing Arizona nonprofits and the communities they serve.
She joined FSL as the annual fund manager in 2022, overseeing the annual corporate partner program, revitalizing donor communications, and reviving fundraising efforts in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Recently, she worked with Esperança, where she developed a strategy that contributed to raising donor retention rate while also serving on the voluntary Public Policy Committee for the organization to promote community-wide change.
Zale is a University of Arizona graduate from the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, School of Government and Public Policy. In 2023, she co-founded Kindling Impact Consulting, LLC to help small to mid-sized nonprofit organizations expand their fundraising, communications, and marketing infrastructure. Through this venture, Tatumn leverages her expertise to make a meaningful impact on the nonprofit sector.
FSL is a 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to provide home and community-based services and to develop energy-efficient, affordable housing to promote health, independence and dignity for all. With a long history of helping Arizona families with issues including health, hunger, aging, illness, loneliness and substandard housing, FSL is committed to improving the quality of life for all Arizonans. To learn more about FSL programs and services, visit http://www.fsl.org.